Red bean curd is a preparation of fermented bean curd: a traditional Chinese condiment made from tofu, rice wine, salt, and seasonings. Fermented bean curd has a complex flavor that is subtly sweet, rich in umami, and salty. Red bean curd has the addition of red yeast rice. Red bean curd is a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine to flavor marinades, braises, stews, and vegetables.
Uses: Eat fermented bean curd as a side dish to bland foods such as white rice or congee. Add it to your braises, stews, or stir-fried vegetable dishes to add a depth of flavor. Fermented bean curd pairs exceptionally well with garlic.